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For details on KF's activities, please contact our General Secretary, Dr. Syed Zulfiqar Ali at: syedzulfiqar_a@yahoo.com

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President KF Message about Kaifi Sb Marhoom (Teacher CCK):

 

leftquote Kaifi sahib was a man of modest means and made his living by teaching all his life. But let me share with you all that he was a man with the largest heart I have ever come across. In his will left a sum of over 5 million to the Foundation. This is an indication of the large-heartedness of the man we knew as Kaifi sahib. For me this is very humbling because it shows his confidence in the foundation and in his students.  rightquote

Inauguration KF Kachai Project

In a well attended ceremony, Masud Afridi bhaijan Deputy Inspector General, Kohat region and Justice (retd.) Syed Ibne Ali (former Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court) inaugurated the KF lead Kachai Protection wall (bandh) project on Saturday, 24th September on the project site in Kachai. KF requested Masud bhaijan for inauguration as a Kohatian, while Justice Syed Ibne Ali is an Associate Life Member of the KF. KF President, Ikram bhaijan was expected to join the event, however he had to change plans due to his travel for another engagement.
The ceremony was also attended by Dr Shad Ali Khattak bhaijan, a Kohatian who is the EDO Health in Kohat these days and Dr Affan, another kohatian based in Kohat and working with UNFPA. Saad Gillani, the relevant staff from ILO office in Islamabad also was present.
You would recall that this project has been developed by Kohatians Foundation  in collaboration with and on the demand of the local population. The project is funded by International Labor Organisation. Manzoor Khaliq has been very helpful in planning and design of the project and in getting it funded. The requirements of ILO for funding projects are many and we had to pass through various stages of discussions, community dialogue and scrutiny within ILO before the project was approved.
This project is based on ILO recommended labor intensive construction methodology in which reliance is on using man rather than machine thus promoting employment. This project when successfully implemented may serve as a model for other projects as ILO wants to generate employment in the country by promoting use of manpower in a country like Pakistan where manpower is readily available and where mechanization of construction processes may not have the same degree of benefits as in other countries where manpower is scarce and thus expensive.
In addition the project will restore a bandh which was constructed about 85 years back and which was destroyed in the 2010 floods. Due to destruction of the bandh, the water supply scheme to three villages with about 20,000 population was affected. The restoration of this scheme will thus benefit a population of 20,000 people through better availability of drinking water and water for irrigation and livestock.
I attach some photos of the ceremony.
I would like to thank Masood bhaijan, (and through him Shad Ali Khattak bhaijan)  for agreeing to be a part of this activity. My gratitude to Manzoor for his support and guidance throughout this long process. He was travelling to Italy on the day and therefore could not attend, otherwise he would have been present as well.

In a well attended ceremony, Masud Afridi bhaijan Deputy Inspector General, Kohat region and Justice (retd.) Syed Ibne Ali (former Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court) inaugurated the KF lead Kachai Protection wall (bandh) project on Saturday, 24th September on the project site in Kachai. KF requested Masud bhaijan for inauguration as a Kohatian, while Justice Syed Ibne Ali is an Associate Life Member of the KF. KF President, Ikram bhaijan was expected to join the event, however he had to change plans due to his travel for another engagement. Inauguration_unveilling

 

The ceremony was also attended by Dr Shad Ali Khattak bhaijan, a Kohatian who is the EDO Health in Kohat these days and Dr Affan, another kohatian based in Kohat and working with UNFPA. Saad Gillani, the relevant staff from ILO office in Islamabad also was present. 

 

This project has been developed by Kohatians Foundation  in collaboration with and on the demand of the local population. The project is funded by International Labor Organisation. Manzoor Khaliq has been very helpful in planning and design of the project and in getting it funded. The requirements of ILO for funding projects are many and we had to pass through various stages of discussions, community dialogue and scrutiny within ILO before the project was approved.   

 


 

This project is based on ILO recommended labor intensive construction methodology in which reliance is on using man rather than machine thus promoting employment. This project when successfully implemented may serve as a model for other projects as ILO wants to generate employment in the country by promoting use of manpower in a country like Pakistan where manpower is readily available and where mechanization of construction processes may not have the same degree of benefits as in other countries where manpower is scarce and thus expensive. 

 

In addition the project will restore a bandh which was constructed about 85 years back and which was destroyed in the 2010 floods. Due to destruction of the bandh, the water supply scheme to three villages with about 20,000 population was affected. The restoration of this scheme will thus benefit a population of 20,000 people through better availability of drinking water and water for irrigation and livestock.  

 

KF would like to thank Masood Afridi, (and through him Shad Ali Khattak) for agreeing to be a part of this activity. Our gratitude to Manzoor for his support and guidance throughout this long process. He was travelling to Italy on the day and therefore could not attend, otherwise he would have been present as well.

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